Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 7, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Detroit Tigers (15-17) will vie for their sixth straight victory when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals (10-24) on Sunday at 2:15 PM ET on BSMW. The Cardinals are listed as -192 favorites to stop the streak, while the Tigers are +162 underdogs to keep their momentum.

St. Louis’ Steven Matz and Detroit’s Alex Faedo have been named the starters for this contest.

Cardinals vs. Tigers Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -192
  • Tigers odds to win: +162
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Time: 2:15 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Tigers?

Cardinals and Tigers Betting Trends

The Cardinals have won 42.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (8-11).

St. Louis has a 1-3 record (winning only 25% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -192 or shorter.

This season, the Tigers have been the underdog 31 times and won 14, or 45.2%, of those games.

Detroit is 5-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +162 or more on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have played in 34 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-16-2).

So far this season, the Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 32 games with a total.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals are the 16th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.2 runs per game (144 total).

St. Louis averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 13th in baseball with 38 total home runs .

The Cardinals have the ninth-best batting average in the league (.258).

St. Louis’ 8.4 strikeouts per game rank 13th in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Cardinals has a collective 9.3 K/9, the ninth-best in the majors.

St. Louis has the 21st-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.62).

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 115 (3.6 per game).

Detroit ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with just 27 home runs as a team.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .228 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.7 Ks per contest.

The Tigers strike out just 7.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.51 ERA this year, which ranks 18th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Matz (0-4) takes the mound for the Cardinals in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 6.39 ERA in 31 2/3 innings pitched, with 31 strikeouts.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a batting average of .302. He’s also hit four home runs with 16 RBI.

Tommy Edman has collected 26 hits this season and has an OBP of .339. He’s slugging .461 on the year.

Nolan Gorman leads the club in homers (seven) and runs batted in (23) this season.

Willson Contreras is batting .268 with an OBP of .346 and a slugging percentage of .402 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers will send Faedo to the mound for his first start this season.

Javier Baez has racked up a team-best 15 runs batted in.

Riley Greene’s .270 batting average is a team-high mark.

Spencer Torkelson paces the Tigers with 15 runs batted in.

Matt Vierling is batting .260 with six doubles, two home runs and seven walks.

Cardinals and Tigers Injuries

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jack Flaherty: day-to-day (Hand)

Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Cardinals vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 6, Tigers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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